Thank God It’s Friday (1978)
The typography of Thank God It’s Friday fittingly references the light effects of disco balls. The title typeface used on movie posters and the soundtrack album cover is Futura Dot, a tri-line dotted variant of Paul Renner’s iconic sans serif, drawn for Photo-Lettering, Inc. sometime before 1971. On the various international posters, it’s combined with different handwritten scripts. On the record cover, this role is assumed by Gillies Gothic.
Thank God It’s Friday is a 1978 American musical disco comedy film directed by Robert Klane and produced by Motown Productions and Casablanca FilmWorks for Columbia Pictures (whose torch-holding mascot, in a specially produced animation, dances to disco music before the opening credits). Produced at the height of the disco craze, the film features The Commodores performing “Too Hot ta Trot”, and Donna Summer performing “Last Dance”, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1978. The film features an early performance by Jeff Goldblum and the first major screen appearance by Debra Winger. — Wikipedia
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Florian Hardwig says:Apr 5th, 2019 8:36 pm
Is there an established term for the enlarged and vertically centered initials? URW has a number of font families that include “DC” styles (for Display Caps, or Discaps), see e.g. their Futura.
I wonder what they used for making the Blu-ray Disc cover! Did they trace or redraw all those dots? Or did they find Harold Lohner’s digitization, Fortuna Dot?